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Vista Del Valle in Sonoma,CA by Sean Bailey

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Article source:  Sean Bailey

Vista Del Valle is a 4,400 square feet house in the Sonoma hills that articulates modern forms, site informed design, and soft clean materials. The project is on a steep site with a view out over the valley, with distant views of Mt. Diablo and East Bay. Its multi-axis plan and gently sloped shed roofs create informal active spaces that look modern in form and yet remain soft with light finely-textured stucco and warm clear-grain horizontal cedar siding.

Image Courtesy Bruce Damonte


  • Architects:  Zimmerman and Associates
  • Project:  Vista Del Valle
  • Location: Sonoma,CA
  • Photographer: Bruce Damonte
  • Year of Completion: 2011
  • Contractor: JMH Consultants
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Rhinoceros 4.0 and Vray for the renderings.

Centro de Atención Integral a la Niño, Cariño El Remanso in Colombia by EMS Arquitectura

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Article source: EMS Arquitectura

This is the first of 3 buildings projected for the “CARIÑO” institutional program, driven by social manager of Santiago de Cali and the Ministry of Education. It is located in the district 21, east of the city, adjacent to the Cauca River dam, on a lot that for years had been used by the community as a park, but legally would be destined for the construction of an educational institution. The development of the project would generate a new form of living space whereas their new occupants would be children between 2 and 5 years.

Image Courtesy EMS Arquitectura

  • Architects: EMS Arquitectura
  • Project: Centro de Atención Integral a la Niño, Cariño El Remanso
  • Location: Colombia
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2010, 3Dmax, V-Ray


Water Purifying Footbridge in The Netherlands by Margot Krasojevic

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Article source: Decodeine

Competition Amsterdam footbridge 2012 by Margot Krasojevic
Water management is still the most important function of Amsterdam canals. Without them, the city would drown. Circulating the water is also vital for sanitary reasons. In the days when windmills had to do the job, the stench of the water could become unbearable in periods with little wind or rain.

Three times a week, 14 of the 16 existing waterlocks around the city close up, so clean water can be pumped in from the big lake IJsselmeer. The current that is created pushes the dirty canal water out through the open locks on the other side of the city. Specialized cleaning boats with big scoops and nets patrol frequently clean surface debris. Since 2005, all the houseboats in the city are connected to the sewer system.

Water Purifying Footbridge

  • Architects: Decodeine
  • Project: Water Purifying Footbridge
  • Location: Amsterdam,  The Netherlands
  • Project Architect: Margot Krasojevic
  • Software used: 3dsMax and Vray for renders and Microstation for design details


Vince Camuto in Manhattan, New York by Sergio Mannino Studio

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Article source: Sergio Mannino Studio

The Vince Camuto Grand Central Terminal Store in Manhattan is the result of continued creative collaborations between New York-based Italian architect Sergio Mannino and Vince Camuto, founder and CEO of the Camuto Group. Mannino, who has worked on the Vince Camuto showroom and outlet store, wanted to highlight merchandise in this new Midtown store while incorporating soft, crisp, and warm elements into the design throughout.

Vince Camuto

  • Architects: Sergio Mannino Studio
  • Project: The Vince Camuto Grand Central Terminal Store
  • Location: Manhattan, New York
  • Design: Sergio Mannino Studio (Sergio Mannino, Francesca Scalettaris)
  • Software used: Autocad, 3ds Max and Vray


Ceramics of Italy by Sergio Mannino Studio

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Article source: Mannino Studio

The secret garden is one of Italy’s most characteristic places. Enclosed by four walls and protected from the chaos of the town, these gardens were literally private paradises for the use and enjoyment of rich aristocrats or, more often, for monks and nuns.

The booth for Ceramics of Italy is intended to be a little private paradise where people can rest from the chaos of the show and enjoy the best Italian food and coffee.

Ceramics of Italy

  • Design: Sergio Mannino Studio (Sergio Mannino, Francesca Scalettaris)
  • Project: Ceramics of Italy
  • Location: Italy
  • Software used: 3dsMax and Vray


Plaza la Ocho in Tijuana, México by DStudio Architecture

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Article source: DStudio Architecture

This project is built on the site of the former headquarters of the Municipal Police and Fire Station, located on 8th Street and Constitution. Which was demolished earlier this year in an unlawful manner by the current mayor of the city. By destroying a part of the history of the city without considering its reuse and conservation, the Project began to wake up public attention and demanding that now the space should be considered for public use.

Inner Plaza

  • Architects: DStudio Architecture
  • Project: Plaza la Ocho
  • Location: Tijuana, México
  • Project Architect: Karlo De Soto Molina
  • Year: 2012
  • Project Team: Karlo De Soto Molina, Olinca Marmolejo Hernandez, Laura Saucedo Hinojosa, Luis Cardenas Martinez,  Jorge Saldaña and Thalia Vargas
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 3D, V-ray for Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCAD


National Creative Cluster in Beijing, China by Sasaki Associates

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Article source: Sasaki Associates

Since the beginning of the 21st century, Beijing has made huge strides to solidify its position as one of the world’s great cities. It is a city that is modernizing rapidly—skyscrapers are rising out of fallow fields, a new transportation system is extending the reach of the city, and environmental initiatives are improving air and water quality. Fresh ideas are also emerging, while still embracing the rich traditions of the past. Near Songzhuang, a quiet village on the outskirts of Beijing, a unique opportunity exists to create a new urban district dedicated entirely to the cultivation of new ideas.

Public plazas and parks are also used for large gathering spaces for product launches, concerts, and other events

  • Architects: Sasaki Associates
  • Project: National Creative Cluster
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, 3D Studio Max (with the VRay plug in), Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign


RGB Project Made in China by Archiactivity

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Article source: Archiactivity

A symbol of China’s, the Great Wall (GWC) snakes through the countryside over deserts, hills and plains. The GWC was created under Qin Empire (221-206 BC), but most of the current wall dates from de Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), with approximately 6.400Km. Around 40% has disappeared, 20% has been restored and 40% is in poor condition, in approximately 2.450Km to apply RGB_Project This proposal aims to generate the occasion and potential of the GWC as a main axis through the northern China, in the boundary with Inner Mongolia, a region that is important as a potential break for advancing desertification and climate change, to generate Green_Spots along this natural path in sustainable and replicable landscape structures to help stop desertification, revitalize the area and be an asset to the population: the N=MxRGB_Project.

RGB Project Made in China

  • Architects: Archiactivity
  • Project: RGB Project
  • Location: China
  • Software used: sketchup, v-ray and gimp


Pattern City in Delft, Netherland by Ju-Hyun Kim, AIA

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Article source: Ju-Hyun Kim, AIA

Design of new campus started with the introduction of 3 dimensionally “interwoven” space. Space for faculty and staff (office space) & space for students (studio and library) are interwoven to create variety of mutual activities at the in between plazas. Interweaving is not only happening between the space for faculty and space for students, but also with sunlight, trees and breezes.


  • Architects: Ju-Hyun Kim, AIA
  • Project: Pattern City
  • Location: Delft, Netherland
  • Subtitle: Design of new campus for the faculty of architecture of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
  • Project Area: 60,000 m2
  • Year: 2009
  • Type: Competition(Finalist in 1st Round)
  • Inspiration: Erwin Hauer
  • Software used: 3D Max, Rhino 3D, Vray, Autocad


Apartment building complex in Germany by Ambrozoom3D

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Article source: Ambrozoom3D

The project was realized in summer 2011 for a media agency in Germany. As the architecture of the buildings, the brochure layout was clean, simple, minimalist but very elegant, contained only white, grey and a gold print colors, so the visualizations had to integrate perfectly into the design, maintaining the realistic look. Ambrozoom3D realized 8 perspectives (2 for each building, one bird eye and one general south view), and 24 floor plans for each apartment. The floor plans also had to be integrated into the brochure, therefor keeping a minimalist look, with few textures and each of them had to contain some decoration in gold.

Architectural visualizations

  • Architects: Ambrozoom3D
  • Project: Apartment building complex – Visualizations for marketing brochure
  • Location: Germany
  • Software used: 3dsMax , Vray and Photoshop


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